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The tense standoff in Bangkok continues to produce some memorable photos, including this one by Seila Montes of an injured anti-government “red-shirt” protester. The light captured in the man’s eye gives the photo a focal point and a point of connection with the audience.
A pro-government protester lies on the ground after he was injured by a grenade blast in Bangkok, Thailand, April 22, 2010. Your View/Cyrille Andres
Tensions have been high in Thailand as anti-government “red shirt” protesters face off against pro-government forces and supporters.
The death of Poland’s president in a plane crash over the weekend and deadly riots breaking out in Thailand dominated the news early in the week. With huge news such as this, photographers make every effort to capture the action and reaction of the events. Below are some of the strongest submissions to Your View around these two breaking news stories.
Mourners light candles at Market square in Krakow, Poland, in memory of Poland’s president who died in a plane crash April 2010. Your View/Gustavo Kralj
Your View contributor Stuart Clyne captured a dramatic action photo taken during a festival in Phuket, Thailand.
Clyne used a wide-angle focal length to take this picture, which meant he had to get close to his subjects. The paper wadding from exploding firecrackers and the hands covering the faces of the parade participants make it feel as if you the viewer are right in the action.
Contributor Siripong Wattanapaiboon captured an evocative photograph of the July 22 solar eclipse from his vantage point in Chaing Mai, Thailand. The red and black tints of the clouds artfully conjures a mood reflective not of an obscured sun, but more of a waning moon in an evening sky.